Fire officials investigating local bookstore fire

Fire officials investigating local bookstore fire
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 5:13pm

A man is in hot water after authorities said he started a fire at a popular bookstore in West El Paso.

The blaze was sparked Tuesday just after 10 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble off Sunland Park.

We're told when El Paso Firefighters arrived at the store, they detained a man who was possibly in his 40's lighting some books on fire with a lighter and lighter fluid.

The fire was quickly extinguished using a fire extinguisher and the fire damage was contained to a small section of the bookstore.

No injuries were reported.

Damages are estimated a $2,500.

The man was taken into custody for a medical evaluation and the investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed against the man at this time.

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